This isn’t my belly, but I found it online and thought it was cute. :) The weather has been just lovely here the past few days, but of course, it’s cooled off considerably today (like to the 30s) – just in time for trick-or-treating. :oP At least there’s no snow. I have a midwife appointment this afternoon. Then Ava and I are heading over to Jody’s work to pick him up and do the trick-or-treating thing at a “Munchkin Masquerade,” which, unfortunately, is outside. Don’t know how long we’ll brave the cold. We’ll see how long the rockstar lasts. ;) Hope everyone has a happyRead More →

A topic other than pregnancy today, aren’t you excited? ;) Jody, Ava, my sis and I went to the city’s kiddie Halloween parade this morning. This was our first year to attend and there was a much bigger turnout than I expected. Kids, kids – everywhere! The weather was perfect for it though – sunny and not too hot and not too cold. Two high school bands marched in it as well as hundreds of kids and parents. And many other kids, parents, grandparents, etc. stood by to watch the parade. After the parade (which spanned three blocks), several of the downtown merchants gave outRead More →

Warning: artistic boobage ahead. My friend, who does belly casts professionally, came over this morning to do a belly cast for me. I’m 37 weeks today and it seemed like a good time for me to do it since who knows if baby boy is going to decide to come early or not (wishful thinking). Anyway, it went well and I think the cast turned out beautifully. She’s taking it home to smooth it out and put a primer on it and get it ready to hang. Then I can put it on the wall or paint it or whatever I decide to do. IRead More →

I/we attempted to do some maternity pictures this weekend. It was NOT easy. First of all, I don’t really have the room in my livingroom to fit us all into the picture (using my 50 mm lens) well. Secondly, it was a PITA going back and forth setting the timer each time. Thirdly, I decided maybe it would be easier to just have Jody take over the camera for some pics of me alone and me and Ava together. But unfortunately, he just doesn’t have much experience using my camera, so most of the pictures came out blurry, but he did get some keepers. :)Read More →

Bodily Functions Said by me: “I keep getting hiccups in my butt.” (After I kept feeling baby’s hiccups down low – basically in my butt.) Terms of Endearment Said by Ava to me: “What are you doing, belly-butt?” (Her latest petname for me. Nice, eh? :oP) And lastly, just a funny overheard yesterday morning while we were all still in bed… Ava (while holding out her hand in front of my face): “Eat it, eat it.” Me: “What is it??” Ava: “A crumb.” Me: “Where did it come from?” Ava (matter of factly): “My eye.”